Beer Review #90: Schlafly American IPA

Thanks to the Beer Counselor for hooking me up with a bottle of this. He talked it up pretty big and this beer definitely came through. Ever since Schlafly has been available in Eastern Iowa I try to taste as many of their beers as possible. It has definitely been a love/hate relationship with me and Schlafly. This beer is a perfect example. It is so good and refreshing that for the life of me I can’t figure out why I don’t see more of this and less of their Raspberry Hefeweizen. I think that some of their stuff is very mediocre but then they blow me away with something like this IPA. The problem is, the stuff I don’t care for as much is readily available and this delicious beer is very hard to find in Eastern Iowa, thankfully the beer counselor bailed me out.

A very easy drinking IPA. Poured from 12 oz bottle into snifter glass. Hazy yellow pour with a frothy white head; more clear than some IPAs, which worried me a bit, aroma showcases the hop presence with the citrus coming from the amarillo hops. A lemon flavor, very well-balanced with the bitter and the citrus. Very smooth and sessionable beer. Worth seeking out!


STYLE: American IPA

ABV: 7.2%

PURCHASED AT: Gift from the Beer Counselor

Pour: Hazy yellow pour with a huge head.

Aroma: Citrus, mostly lemon and a small amount of malt.

Taste: Citrus dominate but not overpowering, perfectly balanced. A well done brew.

Overall: B+

My Recommendation: Very drinkable. Perfect for a Saturday drinking session.

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